WordPress Weekly News and Tips: September 8th to 14th

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Welcome to the fifteenth WordPress News Weekly post. In these weekly posts, we gather news articles from WordPress-related resources so that you can be up-to-date.

My Eyes Are Up Here: A WordPress Plugin With Automatic Face Detection for Generating Cropped Thumbnails



Most of the time, when uploading and cropping an image by WordPress can cut out what you really want in a thumbnail. My Eyes Are Up Here by interconnectit, sanchothefatSpectacula and AndyWalmsley. The WordPress plugin is an integration of the jQuery plugin jquery.facedetection; the plugin allows you to have more control over how your images are cropped by scanning for a face and will crop your image accordingly.

How to Fix WordPress Not Sending Email Issue



One of the most common issues that you may have when setting up a WordPress site is not receiving any emails wen resetting your, or another user’s, password. This might be because your server does not have the mail() function set up?

Create a Website for Your Presentation Slides with the Reveal.js Theme for WordPress



If you are a fan of the Reveal.js jQuery plugin, which allows you to create presentations in HTML, then you are in luck! A new theme appropriately named Reveal.js allows a presentation, created in a WordPress post, to take over your site and host your slide. As 

Complete Guide to Make Your WordPress Themes Retina Display Ready, Free Plugins & Themes



 takes us on a tour of different free plugins and themes that you can use to make sure that your WordPress site is retina-ready.

WordPress Translation Plugins: WPML…and the Rest



 walks us through setting up and using WPML to have a mutlilingual website.

Speed Up Your WordPress Site with Pound, Varnish, Nginx and mod_page_speed




 and Tomaž Zaman wrote an article on how to use Pound, Varnish, Nginx and mod_page_speed to speed up your WordPress site. You will need some basic knowledge of Linux in order to follow the guide.

What Happens When WordPress Is Updated With 100 Plugins Activated?



An interesting experiment by Bob Dunn where two WordPress sites with 100 plugins each were updated to 4.0. As  has pointed out, it’s not the quantity of plugins used that will slow down and/or break your site, but the quality of the plugin(s). You can watch the video by Bob Dunn on the WP Tavern blog post.

First Look at Designs for the Twenty Fifteen Default WordPress Theme



The first designs for the 2015 of the default WordPress theme has been released.

9 Most Useful .htaccess Tricks for WordPress



Secure your website with some tricks that you can use in your .htaccess file.

Top CDN Services to Make Your WordPress Site Blazingly Fast (and More Reliable)



This article is an introduction to various CDN services that you can use to make your WordPress site extremely fast. There is also some advice about choosing the CDN that will work best for your site.

How to Add Google Analytics in WordPress with Analytify



Analytify is a simple and easy to use plugin that you can use on your WordPress site that will add statistics on user hits, keywords and other numbers. The plugin is also responsive and comes with it’s own panel in the Post Edit screen.

Adding to the Body Class in WordPress



Adding the body class function to your WordPress theme is a good practice, with that in mind, this tutorial teaches you on the different ways that you can implement the body class function into your site

Take The Annual WPShout Webhosting Survey



You can participate in the annual WPShout Wehobsting survey! You can enter the following details about your webhost: Reliability, speed, usability, support, value and WordPress computability.

An Introduction to WordPress Global Variables



A short and quick tutorial by  that details the number of different global variables available in WordPress like: $post and $wpid.

That just about covers it for this week’s WordPress Weekly News and Tips. If you have any questions for concerns, feel free to leave a comment below. Otherwise, you can send me a message at: kevin@hivelocity.co.jp. Thanks for reading!